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Christopher Stearns – Aramark

When Christopher Stearns joined Aramark in 2009 as a young attorney, he was excited to develop new diversity, equity, and inclusion resources for the Philadelphia-based, global hospitality company. Almost 13 years later, Stearns is proud of Aramark’s LGBTQ workforce and its allies, and the expansion of Aramark’s DEI program. Aramark now has 11 employee resource […]

Kent Christensen – Solo Brands

If you ask Kent Christensen what’s cooking at Solo Brands, expect to hear about plenty of irons in the fire. Since joining the company in March 2021 as its first general counsel, Christensen has helped Solo Brands grow from making portable camp stoves and firepits to kayaks, paddleboards and men’s apparel. Oh, and he helped […]

Heather Greenberg – FILA

Whether you are a tennis fan watching the BNP Paribas Open or a movie buff viewing the recent Ridley Scott-directed film “House of Gucci” starring Lady Gaga, chances are you saw the players and characters wearing shoes and apparel with the familiar “F-BOX” logo of the 110-year-old FILA brand. FILA is on a roll these […]

Don Eng – Save-on-Foods / Pattison Food Group

When Don Eng daydreamed at his supermarket job while in high school and college, it wasn’t about managing legal affairs in the grocery industry someday. He planned to become a mechanic and was thinking about carburetors, transmissions, brakes and used car parts. Then one day after work, Eng came home to find a letter saying […]

Terry Roberts – American Eagle Outfitters, Inc.

When a teenager works at American Eagle Outfitters Inc., they expect certain things: a store discount, new friends and a biweekly paycheck.  Recently, though, retail employees have been given the chance to gain something unexpected: a college scholarship. Made possible through a $5 million endowment from the American Eagle Outfitters Foundation, the scholarships are for […]

Tasha Stringer Grinnell – Neiman Marcus

It was a prophetic moment when, on January 15, 1986, an 11-year-old Tasha Stringer Grinnell stood on the steps of the Hawaiian State Capitol in Honolulu and delivered a heartfelt speech during the first celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. She remembers practicing it for hours, lining up her stuffed animals on the bed […]

Tony Dal Ponte – Pacific Seafood Group

It’s no fish story to say Tony Dal Ponte works in one of the most highly regulated industries in the U.S., or that his compliance net grew with new responsibilities during the COVID-19 pandemic. Dal Ponte is the general counsel and assistant corporate secretary for Pacific Seafood Group, ranked the world’s 15th largest seafood producer […]

Richard Taylor – Nordic Naturals

If you ask a group of general counsels about their background, there’s a good chance they all find their way to their current roles the same way. Most cut their teeth at a law firm for a couple of years before making the move in-house. But Richard Taylor became general counsel for Nordic Naturals after […]

Anthony Wilson – Design.ME Hair

Anthony Wilson didn’t go on a shopping trip for healthy and beauty products in Paraguay because he has exotic tastes.  Wilson ventured south, instead, in search of fake products as general counsel for Moroccanoil. He’s also helped set up sting operations in those regions to protect the company’s brands from infringement and counterfeiting. It was […]

Obedi Neves – Makro

Don’t tell Obedi Neves that he’s “technically retired.” The legal director for Brazilian-based Makro has been plenty busy. He and his staff not only helped his company become more profitable during a pandemic, but he also wrote an e-book and established a new training company for attorneys. With more than 30 years of experience working […]

Testimonials

As promised in advance, my feature in Vanguard has increased my visibility within the profession and prompted more than a few people I have not communicated with recently to reconnect. One of the Italian law firms I have used in the past is now in the process of interviewing me for an article on their website and tweeting out the feature story. Activity and the number of people connecting with me on LinkedIn has soared, which is great. The Vanguard writers and editorial staff were great to work with—highly professional and made the effort to make the experience both fun and rewarding (they were also respectful of the time pressures and demands all lawyers face). I was very pleased with the experience and the final outcome. Needless to say, I have been very pleased. All in all working with Vanguard has been a very positive experience which generated good publicity for both Shawcor and myself. My sincere thanks.
– Tim Hutzul, General Counsel, ShawCor Ltd.
It was a great honor to be featured in Vanguard Law. Working with every member of the team, from the initial interview with Erin Clark, through production with Victor Martins, writing the article with Taryn Plumb and creating the final content with Dave Gushee, was a true pleasure. Everyone was very professional, enthusiastic and supportive, and their creative approach and positive attitude clearly came through in the final product.
– Kevin C. Rakowski, Senior Vice President, Deputy General Counsel, Compliance with Radian Group Inc.
I was honored to be the subject of an article. I enjoy reading Vanguard articles and seeing how other attorneys got to their positions and see their jobs. It's also interesting to see how different law firms partner with the subjects of the articles.
– Henry Marquard, in-house counsel, Stanley Consultants Inc.
The piece highlighting my company, Bob Baker Enterprises, Inc., came out fabulous. Our company is in the new and used car sales and service industry. Everyone was great to work with and extremely professional. They produced a high-quality product and have provided expert assistance and guidance post-production of the article.
– Wade Poulson, General Counsel, Bob Baker Enterprises Inc.

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